Hall County Jail – Gainesville, GA

Hall County Jail is in Hall County and is the main jail for this region. Do you know somebody incarcerated at Hall County Jail? This page gives you info about anything one might want to know about Hall County Jail,such as: Find out who’s in jail at Hall County Jail? How to view Hall County Jail mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Intake procedures and booking. Court information and records. And lots more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also that person’s family and friends. The purpose of this guide is to offer info that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail less stressfull. If you have a specific question, feel free to ask it, and please leave any comments or feedback that could help others will be appreciated.

General Information

Address

Hall County Jail
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA 30507

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 770-531-6904
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them?

Has someone who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To find out who’s in jail at Hall County Jail you have to click on their web site and do an inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Hall County Jail Inmate List has information on persons who are in jail, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. You can also find information on anybody processed or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to get their inmate information more quickly if you have their name, date of birth, or inmate ID.

If your friend or loved one may be in another jail you will want to check the other Georgia county jails in our Georgia County Jail Guide: Georgia County Jails


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail booking photograph, is a photo that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. A mugshot is actually two photos one and a side picture. Your full name and jail booking number will be in the pictures, and they will be on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Hall County Jail inmates can be found online, or you can see them in person at the Hall County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will have to input the person’s legal name, and the arrest date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken down from the Hall County Jail site? This will be difficult, as the mugshot is a public record. To get your mugshot removed you must file a Petition to Expunge in court. What this means is that all of your arrest records would be sealed, and will not be available to the public. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot removed, the many different websites with mugshots, and the mugshot removal websites: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you are arrested and put in jail, your primary thought is when and how to get out. After booking, your bail amount will be decided by the magistrate. In cases where no bail is set this can mean that you will either be free to go until your trial, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you must promise to be there for your court date, and until that day you must not leave town.

In most cases, an inmate can earn an early release in exchange for good behavior if they respect the rules and don’t cause any problems while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you may be allowed to participate in a work release program. You will have to go back to the jail every day when you’re finished with work, or you might be permitted to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay in order to be released from jail until your trial. The amount you will have to pay all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post ten percent of the total that was set in order for you to bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever paid your bail won’t get the bail money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You need to call the jail or the county courthouse. If know the person’s info, like name, address and date of birth, they will tell you what their bail is set at. Also, you can check their bail amount and status on the jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to get someone out of jail is no fun, but fortunately, it is easy. First of all, you have to find out if they have a “Cash Bond Only”. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bail bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – the jail can’t take a personal check. As soon as you’ve paid the bail bond, the prisoner will be released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If the bail amount is too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should use a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set by the magistrate, and in most cases with a minimum fee of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If the bail is exceptionally high, the bondsman will usually use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond in addition to their charges.

To talk to a bail bondsman go to: Find a bail bondsman

Have you ever had to find a bondsman for someone you know or yourself? If you have, leave a comment below and tell your story, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Be Released on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process takes you through each of these steps:

  • You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is really busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you must answer some simple questions, like your full name, street address, birthdate and an emergency contact person.
  • They’ll also ask you about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have a front and profile photo taken for your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get released from jail.
  • You will then be allowed to make a phone call to contact a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you think you will get released quickly, they will let you skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, otherwise you you will have to wear a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If so, please tell your story. How long did you have to wait in the holding cell? How did the guards treat you? Can you share any tips that might help other people that get arrested get through the procedure?

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be discharged from jail. This process may take anywhere from 10 minutes to hours or even all day long. In other words the faster you post bail, the sooner you will be freed. Also, how fast you get released might depend on whether you’ve got a cash bond amount or if the judge has to determine the bail amount. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you get to the end of your sentence and are given a date of your release, you should plan to be released at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

If the sheriff has a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If you have a warrant, go down to the jail, and tell an officer that think that there is an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a check to find out if there is an arrest warrant for you, and if there is one, they will take you into custody. If it is for a jail sentence, report to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring approved items when you go to jail, for example your drivers license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as the official sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates have to give each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will be entered into a Visiting log as an Authorized visit. Each visitor will be required to provide a photo ID when visiting. Any visitors that gets to visitation or any visitors that are not approved to visit will not be able to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures frequently change, so make sure that you review the official site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Jail phone calls are generally pricier than phone calls made at home. There are certain restrictions about when and how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules, phone privileges may be limited or forbidden.

The Hall County Jail phone number is: 770-531-6904

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be sent using US Postal Service. You can’t use any other type of delivery. You have to clearly write or type the name, inmate number, and the address of the jail on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope containing metal parts. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and examined by the jail officers, and will be returned if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

If you would like to send a letter to an inmate at Hall County Jail, use this address:

Hall County Jail
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA 30507

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Hall County Jail
1700 Barber Road
Gainesville, GA 30507


The Hall County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so we suggest that you review the site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

Even if you’ve been arrested, you have particular rights, the most important of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure you get a friend or family member to find a lawyer when you talk to them. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated court system. The faster you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more info on how to find an attorney, go to: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. In addition, the Public Defender Office has access to private investigators, experts in forensics as well as case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are real lawyers who are members of the State Bar and are fully licensed to practice law in Georgia.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are are public record and are available upon request to anyone who requests them – not just the person who they pertain to. Court records include a file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the case. You have the ability to access your court records using the Hall County website, or by going to the Hall County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Hall County Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who maintains court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the verdict when decided by the jury. All records associated with your court case are available at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, such as for example filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you can get a waiver for these fees and won’t have to pay them.

Magistrate

The Hall County court magistrate is the person that presides over your case in court. Magistrates are judges that do a number of different things, such as deciding a bail amount, issuing warrants, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is completed to include the defendant’s background information and information about the defendant’s life and history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be gathered from the person on trial, his or her family, and, if applicable, the victim. Be sure to remember that you can request to receive your own copy of the report before your sentencing, and make sure that you correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are a number of different options, which include community service and probation, to even prison or jail time. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you could be taken into custody immediately, or you might be given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you need to find out if somebody you know is incarcerated, or has ever been locked up?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to go to the Hall County jail website, and search using:

  • Name.
  • Birth date.
  • Their booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you think this person is in jail, you should call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you might have a warrant out for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants inquiry on the Hall County jail website or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Hall County jail, by phone, in person, or check online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and the information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when someone has been served with papers, which can be , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by going to the Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All registered sex offenders have to be registered and listed on a sex offender database. Those listed on these databases have been tried by jury and convicted in a court of law of a sex offense. You are able to see these listings on the internet, but remember that you will not get the street address, but rather the block they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public records. They include a case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents filed in your case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains a record of a person’s criminal history. These databases are connected and you can track criminal convictions from any other state. You are able to go to county courthouse and inquire, or you can check online. It is helpful to know the county the crime was committed in, and in the event that the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if someone has been arrested, charged, or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:

  • DWI or DUI.
  • Drug offenses such as possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Property crimes like theft or larceny.

If you do a criminal records check, you generally will not see if they has had any:

  • Speeding or wreckless driving.
  • Drivers license suspended or revoked.
  • Traffic accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To get this kind of information, you must do a search for their driving record.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you make a phone call to the local courthouse? was the information you recieved correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records and backgrounds, and your comments may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Hall County,the Hall County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List: External Link

    Hall County Sheriff’s Department Ten Most Wanted List: External Link


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of getting locked up in Hall County Jail is no fun, you will soon get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. You should expect an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00 AM, and next you’ll have roll call. Next, you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will have to work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Hall County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Hall County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The rules for sending funds to someone in jail can change, so you should double check the official website when you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Hall County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Hall County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Hall County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • The right to protection from the accused.
    • The right to notification.
    • The right to attend proceedings.
    • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • The right to restitution.
    • The right to a speedy trial.
    • The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever spent any time at Hall County Jail? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever visited someone at Hall County Jail?

    If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about your jail experience so others can learn what to expect.

    Things you might want to put in the review:

    • Jail conditions.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and jail staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Having Visitors
    • The other inmates – what are they like?
    • Prisoner safety
    • Gangs
    • Programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why were you locked up? Were you mistreated? How was day to day life at Hall County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did going to jail affect your life?

    Tell Your Story About Hall County Jail

    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Want to throw a shout out to somebody you met in jail? Say wassup here, just leave a message below.

    Throw a shoutout to people locked up at Hall County Jail

    Links and Resources

    Main Hall County Jail Link
    Hall County Jail Inmate Search Link
    Hall County Jail Mugshots
    Hall County Jail Bail Amount Link

    Hall County Jail Visitation
    Hall County Jail Mail Policy
    Find an inmate at Hall County Jail
    Hall County Warrant Inquiry
    Hall County Jail Arrest Lookup
    Hall County Jail Send Money Procedure
    Hall County Jail Jobs


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Comments

  1. Dian says:

    While helpful, this information is a bit outdated.
    The young lady I know went for a misdemeanor. Everyone gets up at 4:30 am and has breakfast. If you are given a job it is menial or you go to work release. Everyone else is locked down approx 20 hours a day. The kiosk where they input their orders for “store” is shut down on a whim. Inmates are not allowed to go outside, to exercise, Lunch is at 11am and Dinner is at 4pm.

    The phone is not available except when you are allowed out on rotation.

    Also: My daughter transferred from Work Release and many of her items were stolen. She was not given an inventory or allowed to make an inventory, which is standard practice and when I picked up her “property” I asked if they needed me to check the inventory and they indicated I should not and sign to get it!

    It states on the website for Hall County Jail that all inmates had to have a change of clothes for release. I tried to take her something to wear and was turned away.

    The website also indicates that every inmate receives a handbook when booked and no handbook exists that I can tell.

    I find it interesting that the website indicates that the Jail brings in $5M in income every year, however, they are having money problems even though Fulton County pays a tidy sum for Hall to hold inmates for them.

    It is VERY EXPENSIVE to have a friend or family at Hall County. The idea is to punish the inmate, why are the families punished? You sign up to make deposits on V-Connect and every call is $2.70 whether you get to talk or not. The CarePack.com site supplies deposits to the inmates store and care packages that are JUNK, JUNK, JUNK from over $15 to $35. There is NOT ONE healthy item. For V-Connect you are charged $7.95 right off of the top. The CarePack.com is based on totals.

    Visitors…. Hold your bladders and if you take meds be aware… There are NO facilities for anyone and you have to go up or down the elevator to the 4th floor, then down a very, very long hall, then catch an elevator to the lobby.

    The food they serve is total Slop. It’s disgusting and no Jail or other facility that far out in the country should be serving anything but fresh vegetables and fruits that the inmates raise.

    Overall, this facility is one where once you get in their system, they will do anything to keep you there. It is a total Racket. Protect and Serve… HA!

    • MIchelle says:

      I agree with you. It is very expensive for the family on the outside with the V-Connect and then my son says that everything in the inmate store is very expensive. The web site says they can visit daily but you can’t get what you want until 9:00 on Wed. night it’s not like they can go in get what they want and leave.
      My son is not in there on any violent crime but yet he can’t go outside! That is not right I think if you didn’t commit a violet crime you should be able to go outside and get some fresh air. The food is total slop. My dog eats better than the inmates. So I guess if your trying to loose weight it’s a good place to be.
      Learned my lesson the first time I went that you better go to the bathroom before you go to visit. There is no bathroom in sight unless you ride a couple of elevators and walk the LONG hallways to get to the main lobby.
      I think they should give some kind of privacy when you go to visit your love one not sit in the same room with 8 other families while they are visiting there loved ones. I don’t want other people listening to my conversation with my son.

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